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The Healthiest Peppermint Mocha

This may just be the healthiest peppermint mocha you’ll ever see.   I realize that this may be an exaggeration; I have no idea what other peppermint mocha recipes are out there. Nevertheless, this is the healthiest one I’ve ever had. Plus, it’s the perfect holiday drink. Peppermint mochas were always my holiday drink of choice when going to Starbucks. And I don’t know about you guys, but I’m all about making my favorite treats a little healthier. That way, we can enjoy our favorite treats and feel good about it. There’s still place for real treats of course… It’s all about balance.   Are you as excited for the holidays as I am?! Now that my dietetic exam is done, I have more time…

Creamy Cashew Chai Latte

This creamy cashew chai latte is just what you need to keep you warm this holiday season. First, how is it November already?! It seems like just a week ago I was excited for September and now the holidays are just around the corner. Has it snowed where you live yet? We haven’t had any snow yet, but the weather is slowly starting to cool. My morning walks to work are definitely getting a little colder!  This weekend, I was craving a warm, comforting drink and I unexpectedly made the best vegan latte recipe I’ve ever had. I knew I wanted to make a latte recipe this month, but I didn’t expect to make one like this. Can you believe that this latte doesn’t contain any milk at all? Yet, it’s absolutely creamy. Instead…

Date-Sweetened Hemp Milk (Two Ways!)

I finally made homemade nut milk. Or I should say hemp milk. It was about time! Everyone has been making their homemade nut milk for years and somehow, I just tried it for the first time a few weeks ago. I think one of the reasons I never made homemade nut milk before is because I never knew where to get a good nut milk bag. I had given up on the idea of making homemade nut milk until I stumbled upon Ellie’s Best. They were generous enough to let me try one of their’s and I have to say, I absolutely love it! I know many other food bloggers who use their nut milk bag and now I know why. It’s good quality, it cleans easily and it’s fairly cheap. If you…

4-Ingredient Chocolate Nice Cream Smoothie

This smoothie. I know that not everyone has a food processor or a Yonanas, so I wanted to make a blender version of my Chocolate Peanut Butter Soft Serve (Nice Cream). You get the same great taste as nice cream, but in the form of a smoothie. Okay, I should maybe call this recipe a shake because it tastes nothing close to a healthy and fruity smoothie… Nope, this recipe tastes exactly like a chocolate milkshake. I should mention that even though it doesn’t taste healthy, this shake/smoothie is as healthy as it gets.  It’s made with only four ingredients (FOUR)! I used frozen bananas as a base (just like in my nice cream), which gives you a sweet, creamy ice cream-like shake. I then added some cocoa powder and nut butter…

New Year Tropical Green Smoothie

It’s back to reality this week. Well at least it is for me and probably most students, so I thought I’d share a healthy green smoothie to start the week off right.  Is it cold where you live? As I’m writing this, we just had a big snowstorm. Now, I know that drinking a cold smoothie isn’t ideal in this kind of weather, but if you drink it inside, covered in blankets, then it’s not as bad. Right? Also, this smoothie is filled with tropical flavors, so if you close your eyes, you could imagine yourself on a beach somewhere warm… Last year, at this time exactly, I was flying back from Mexico with Shaun. Yeah, that’s not the case this year and it probably won…